EPA Gives North Dakota Power to Regulate CO2 Wells

The Trump administration on Tuesday gave North Dakota the power to regulate underground wells used for long-term storage of waste carbon dioxide captured from industrial sources such as coal-fired power plants. North Dakota is the first state to be given such power, the Environmental Protection Agency said in announcing the move. The state has a large coal industry, with five lignite mines producing more than 29 million tons last year and seven coal-based power plants generating enough electricity to serve 2 million families, according to the Lignite Energy Council.

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